The colorectal cancer among the most frequently diagnosed cancers. Every year, there are about 95,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the USA. Almost half the patients who get this diagnosis later die of it. This is a result of, among other things, the fact that conventional treatments like the surgery or chemotherapy aren’t always successful with every cancer types. Additionally, they also have various side effects.
The American Scientists made a discovery and they published it in the Cancer Research Journal at the University of Adelaide that the lauric acid that the coconut oil contains has cancer-killing properties. In just 2 days, this component exterminated 90 % of the cancer cells. The experiments were performed in Petri dish, under hermetic conditions and they were not carried out on living organisms.
So far, the deficiency of financial means prevented further studies on the positive effect of cancer-killing properties in coconut oil. This is because there has not been very much interest shown by the pharmaceutical companies, who obviously want to sell their own products.
However, coconut oil has many other positive effects on our general health. The lauric acid found in coconut oil is actually also a component of breast milk, and it strengthens the immune system. As stated by the American Society for Nutrition, there have been several studies have shown that coconut oil protects you from many other diseases and it can even cure them. It has been proven particularly useful with osteoporosis, viral diseases (for example, herpes, hepatitis C), Alzheimer’s, gallbladder infections, chronic diseases and cancer. Also, coconut oil helps to mitigate the side effects of the chemotherapy.
Therefore, coconut oil, as it turns out, is a silver bullet in fighting various diseases. However, even in the cosmetics industry, it’s a popular remedy for skin blemishes. In addition, lot of women swear by the ultimate effect it has on making hair silky and shiny.